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States Use COVID-19 Relief Dollars to Hold Down Business Taxes

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Financial, Health and Fitness

By: Sophie Quinton Governors and lawmakers in at least eight states have used millions of federal coronavirus relief dollars to protect...

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States Raid Fund Meant for Needy Families to Pay for Other Programs

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Financial, Issues

By: Jenni Bergal Nearly 25 years ago, President Bill Clinton vowed to “end welfare as we know it,” and Congress bought in, passing...

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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Employment, Financial

by Emily Heyward Starting a business is not easy, and scaling it is even harder. You may think you’re sitting on a completely original...

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Pew: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Abandons Payday Loan Safeguards

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Financial

WASHINGTON— The Pew Charitable Trusts expressed disappointment with today’s decision by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to...

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Pandemic Threatens Black Middle-Class Gains

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in Financial, Health and Fitness

By: Tim Henderson The Black middle class has made strides in recent years toward economic parity with whites in 34 states, a new Stateline...

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America’s hidden economic crisis: Widespread wage cuts

Posted by on Jul 21, 2020 in Employment, Financial

Employers are using pay cuts to stay afloat during the recession, an unusual move that could signal deep damage to the labor market. By...

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